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Union’s Braylon Thomas celebrates as time expires in the WPIAL Class A championship game against Bishop Canevin on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at Acrisure Stadium.
2022 WPIAL All-Conference Football: Union’s Braylon Thomas leads Big 7 award winners
December 24, 2022
Union quarterback Braylon Thomas and South Side linebacker Ryan Navarra earned the top individual awards in the Class A Big 7 all-conference voting.

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Bishop Canevin’s Lesae Lacks
Red-hot Bishop Canevin rolls past South Side into WPIAL Class A finals
November 19, 2022
Despite frigid temperatures for Friday night football, Bishop Canevin’s offense was red hot.

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Bundled-up fans at Forbes Field on Thanksgiving Day, 1947, watch Willie Thrower score a touchdown as Ken High won its second consecutive WPIAL title over Har-Brack, 27-0. Thrower intercepted two passes, ran for one and passed for another.
Through the Years: In 1947, Ken High shut out Har-Brack
November 17, 2022
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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Bishop Canevin’s A’Zjaun Marshall eludes OLSH’s Ziggy McIntosh to score Oct. 22.
WPIAL football playoff preview capsules for Nov. 18-19, 2022
Let the gold rush begin on the gridiron.

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Thomas Jefferson coach Bill Cherpak earned his 300th career win Friday night.
5 things we learned in Week 11: Bill Cherpak joins ‘role model’ George Novak in WPIAL’s 300 club
November 13, 2022
Bill Cherpak could’ve succeeded in whatever career path he pursued, says his former high school football coach, recalling how the Steel Valley graduate already was a bright leader in those days.

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Thomas Jefferson captains Jordan Mayer, John Janusek, Peyton Krueger and Ryan Lawry take the field before facing Latrobe in a WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinal Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.
WPIAL announces playoff sites for semifinal football games
November 12, 2022
The stadiums of Canon-McMillan and North Allegheny were chosen by the WPIAL to host two of the eight football semifinal matchups scheduled for Friday.

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Central Valley’s Bret FitzSimmons celebrates his touchdown reception with Tyler Young during their game against Aliquippa on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Freedom Area High School.
WPIAL football playoff preview capsules for Nov. 11, 2022
November 10, 2022
With some unneeded help from Mother Nature, 20 WPIAL football teams hope to slip and slide into next weekend with a shot at district gold alive and well.

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Bethel Park quarterback Tanner Pfeuffer scores against Upper St. Clair on Oct. 7.
Alexa, show me Chick’s Picks’ predictions for the 2nd week of the WPIAL football playoffs
We have reached the time of year when a bit of confusion begins to set in for Chick’s Picks. Between daylight savings time ending and the Highway to Heinz getting a new corporate sponsor and also running through Norwin, Chick’s Picks finds these days utterly challenging.

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Canevin quarterback Thomas Kole Olszewski throws during the Willie Thrower quarterbacks camp Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Valley High School.
WPIAL Class A football roundup: Top-seeded Bishop Canevin rolls past Jeannette
November 5, 2022
Lesae Lacks caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt 53 yards for another as No. 1 Bishop Canevin scored a 63-14 victory over No. 16 Jeannette (3-8) in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs Friday at Peters Township. Kole Olszewski threw for 157 yards for the Crusaders (10-1).

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The Upper St. Clair football team takes the field before their game against Bethel Park on Oct. 7.
WPIAL football playoff previews capsules for Nov. 4, 2022
November 3, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL football playoffs are about to begin.

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